My newly published chapter entitled, “Japan and the Dangers of Multipolarisation,” in Benjamin Zala’s edited volume, National Perspectives on a Multipolar Order: Interrogating the Global Power Transition. PDF also available here.
Important piece by Shiro Armstrong: “Security relationship with Japan is only the beginning for Australia,” in East Asia Forum. Also includes link to wider report, Reimagining the Japan Relationship.
The US-Japan alliance and Taiwan
“Taiwan and Six Potential New Year’s Resolutions for the U.S.-Japanese Alliance,” as set out by Jeffrey Hornung in War on the Rocks.
What is China’s strategy in the Senkaku Islands?
Writing at War on the Rocks, Alessio Patalano asks – “what is China’s strategy in the Senkaku Islands?”
Japan’s intel ambitions
The Nikkei Asian Review on Japan’s eagerness to cooperate more with the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing partners, the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand – “Japan wants de facto ‘Six Eyes’ intelligence status: defense chief.”
When the “chips are down”
The Economist on casinos and corruption in Japan – “The Japanese Government Wants to Build Three Flashy Casinos.”
Geopolitics Redux: Explaining the Japan-Korea Dispute
Takuya Matsuda and Jaehan Park write on Japan-South Korea relations – “Geopolitics Redux: Explaining the Japan-Korea Dispute and Its Implications for Great Power Competition” – in War on the Rocks.
More Significance than Value
Todd Henry argues that it is the “increasing symbolic stakes” which drive the escalation of rivalry between China and Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. See “More Significance than Value: Explaining Developments in the Sino-Japanese Contest Over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands” in the Texas National Security Review.
East Asia Summit buffeted by great power rivalry
“East Asia Summit Buffeted by Great Power Rivalry” by Nick Bisley at East Asia Forum.
Dangerous Decade: Taiwan’s security and crisis management
Great read; quite depressing. Brendan Taylor writes on the Taiwan “flashpoint” in Dangerous Decade: Taiwan’s Security and Crisis Management (IISS: Adelphi Series, vol. 470, September 2019).